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Different Shapes: Sculptural Ceramics in North Carolina (April 13 – July 14, 2018)

The roots of North Carolina’s long and rich pottery tradition lie deep in the creation of utilitarian ware for everyday life, but today’s ceramics encompass much more, embracing a wide range of forms, styles, and technologies. Different Shapes is a celebration of the diversity of sculptural work that North Carolina’s potters are creating now. Featured […]

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Art of Clay National Juried Show (March 3 – June 15, 2019)

The National Juried Show with the International Twist! (March 3 – June 15, 2019) CALL FOR ENTRIES AWARDS 1st place – $1000 / 2nd place – $500 / 3rd place – $250 / Honorable Mentions ELIGIBILITY This juried show is open to all US artists/residents (ages 18+) working in clay/ceramics. Works must be original, handcrafted, […]

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The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery, Past & Present (December 9, 2017 – April 7, 2018)

Please visit our special website for THE LAST DROP: INTOXICATING POTTERY, PAST AND PRESENT Project at www.thelastdropproject.org for complete information, to learn about the participating potters, see their pieces and the historical pieces from which they chose to draw inspiration, and keep up with events. IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CHIPSTONE FOUNDATION & CERAMICS IN AMERICA […]

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Atmospheric Shift by the ECU Ceramics Guild (October 7 – November 25, 2017)

Atmospheric Shift by the ECU Ceramics Guild Opening reception: Sat., October 7, noon-2:00 pm Exhibition Dates: October 7 – November 25, 2017 As part of the ongoing collaboration between the North Carolina Pottery Center and East Carolina University’s School of Art & Design and Ceramics Program, we are pleased to present Atmospheric Shift by members of […]

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What’s For Dinner? (August 5 – November 25, 2017)

Handmade dinnerware does more than feed a hungry body—it provides the user with visual nourishment and tactile delight. What’s for Dinner? celebrates the connection between ceramics and food through the work of twenty North Carolina makers, including: Cady Clay Works, Courtney Martin, David Voorhees, Dean & Martin Pottery, Doug Dotson, East Fork Pottery, Great White Oak […]

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A Collector’s Collection (February 18 – April 22, 2017)

North Carolina is home to many pottery aficionados who are remarkable people not just for their collections, but also for who they are as people and for the passion they share for preserving, collecting, and sharing knowledge about our state’s rich pottery tradition. Many of those collectors have given pieces to the North Carolina Pottery […]

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Meet our Artists-in-Residence

Apply for the Artist-in-Residence program We anticipate having new Artists-in-Residence here at the center around mid-October.   Please follow and like us:

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Fall 2016 Raffle!

Tickets $5 each or 3 for $10 Drawing on December 9, 2016 This fall, the North Carolina Pottery Center is raffling off a fantastic piece by a talented and skilled local artisan. All funds raised will be used to help support the center’s mission of promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing […]

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The Busbee Legacy: Jugtown & Beyond, 1917-2017 (November 12, 2016 – April 22, 2017)

The NC Pottery Center is pleased to present The Busbee Legacy marking one hundred years of the Busbees’ influence on our state’s pottery. Jacques and Juliana Busbee introduced classical ceramics from around the world to local Seagrove potters and fundamentally changed how Seagrove pots were designed, made, and marketed. Their new ideas were essential to […]

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North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters (November 12, 2016 – February 11, 2017)

North Carolina’s Traditional Women Potters is the culmination of a study and lecture presented at the Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, in Hickory, NC, in 2015. The twentieth century saw the emergence of women potters from the lineage of European settlers, and while Native American women had been making pottery here for thousands of […]

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